Bylaws

ARTICLE 1. GENERAL

Section 1. The name of this organization will be the Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association. The office of the organization shall be in the Florida city, in which the President of the association resides. If or when the association secures an executive director, the future office of the association shall be in the city of which the appointed executive director resides.

ARTICLE 2. GOALS & PURPOSE

Section 1. The Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association, (FHSTCA) is the “ Dual State Association” of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association, (NHSACA) for the state of Florida.

Section 2. The FHSTCA will promote the rules and regulations of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, (FACA) and will serve as the states high school tennis coaches’ representative. FHSTCA duties will include, but not limited to, providing speakers for the FACA Winter Tennis Workshop.

Section 3. The FHSTCA will provide a web page, which will have links to the FACA and NHSACA as well as a tennis newsletter

Section 4. Our goals include:

· To raise the quality and competence of Florida’s High School Tennis Coaches.

· To promote the goals of FACA.

· To promote the goals of NHSACA.

· To enforce the rules of the FHSAA.

ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. There shall be three classes of membership: Active, Public and Honorary. Honorary Membership will hereinafter be addressed in another Article under Awards.

Section 2. Active members of this Association shall be active Florida High School Tennis Coach who is a member of the FACA. Other individual active members are those persons who are engaged in athletic coaching-training- administration-business management, or otherwise actively involved in tennis.

Section 3. Public members of this Association are other amateur coaches, college coaches, out of state tennis coaches, foreign coaches, or other persons looking to support high school tennis.

Section 4. The immediate past-president shall be designated as a member of this Association for life.

Section 5. Honorary memberships such as life members and other distinguished persons who the award committee deems worthy of such recognition.

ARTICLE 4. FEES

Section 1. All active FACA members who are high school tennis coaches, trainers, athletic directors or administrators are paid members of the Association.

Section 2. The annual fee for non-FACA members shall be Seventy-five dollars ($75.00), payable in advance to the association treasury. Said payment would include annual fee for FACA.

Section 3. When membership fees are collected from non-FACA members the Association Treasure will transfer said membership fees to the FACA.

Section 4. Failure to pay annual fees shall constitute temporary suspension of membership to Association. Payment of said fees results in immediate reinstatement of Association.

ARTICLE 5. OFFICERS

Section 1. The officers of this Association shall be a president, a first vice-president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer and eight, (8)Florida regional directors.

Section 2. The terms of office for all officers shall be three, (3) years commencing at the adjournment of the annual meeting every third year.

Section 3. No person shall be eligible for service as an elected position of President, First Vice President or Vice President after one progression to the office of President.

ARTICLE 6. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. The president shall be the chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and an ex-officio member of all committees. He/She shall perform the duties assigned by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. In the absence of the President, the vice-presidents, in order of rank shall assume the duties of the president.

Section 3. The immediate past president will serve as the chair of the committee on Nominations and as a member of the Charter and Bylaws Committee.

Section 4. The First-Vice President shall assume the duties of the President, if needed and at the end of the three-year President term will assume the title and all responsibilities of the President. He/She will be a member of the Executive Board.

Section 5. The Vice President will be a member of the Executive Board and an ex-officio member of all committees.

Section 6. The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings and shall be a member of the Executive Committee.

Section 7. The Treasurer shall collect all fees, place the fees in a selected depository, keep accurate records of all funds and render a full report to the Board of Directors. He/She shall be a member of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 7. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. The Board Of Directors shall consist of the above Officers and Eight, (8) state Regional Directors who will be appointed by the tennis coaches in the region they represent, and four (4) At Large Directors, two of whom shall be the Executive Director of the FACA and the other being the Tennis Administrator of the FHSAA.

Section 2. A regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be held during the FACA winter tennis workshop.

Section 3. The Executive Committee or President may call special meetings of the Board of Directors on five (5) days notice to each director. Said meeting may be in person or by electronic communications.

Section 4. There shall be a director who shall represent each of the eight (8) FHSTCA geographical regions and should be known as a Regional Directors.

ARTICLE 8. DUTIES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. The Board of Directors is the legislative body of the Association. It shall receive and consider recommendations from Regional Directors; Transact the general business of the Association; Verify referendum votes of the Board of Directors; Provide for the establishment and dissolution of committees accordance with the Bylaws.

ARTICLE 9. DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1.The Executive Committee shall include the President, First Vice-President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President, when the time arrives.

Section 2.Shall meet at least twice yearly and shall have the power to fill all vacancies occurring during the interim in the office of president, other officers and regional directors.

Section 3.Shall make appointments for national chairs for National Sports Committees with notification to the Board of Directors.

Section 4.Shall study long-range manpower and staff needs of the Association and make recommendations for possible future staff employment, to the Board of Directors.

Section 5. Shall serve as a screening committee, arrange interviews and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and conduct said business, which may arise between board meetings.

ARTICLE 10. COMMITTEES

Section 1. The Board of Directors specifies the Association Committees, except where limited in the bylaws, may be composed of active and public members of the Association and will assume such duties as: Bylaws and Charter Committee Nominations Committee Awards Committee Education and Annual Meeting Committee

Section 2. Additional committees will be added or deleted by the Board of Directors when necessary.

A. Except where stated in the bylaws, the President shall appoint all members to committees.

ARTICLE 11. DUTIES OF COMMITTEES

Section 1. Bylaws and Charter Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members of the Board of Directors, one of whom shall be the immediate past president.

A. The committee shall examine the FHSTCA bylaws for recommendations on updating and revisions deemed necessary for the welfare of the Association.

Section 2. Nomination Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members of the Board of Directors, The immediate past president, The First Vice-President shall serve as committee Chairs.

A. The Committee shall meet every third year and nominate candidates for First Vice-President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the eight (8) State Regional Directors.

Section 3. The Awards Committee shall consist of at least three (3)members of the Board of Directors whose duties shall be to make nomination for the NHSACA coach of the year award. The committee shall met annually and make recommendation to the President by the second week of September, each year.

A. The committee shall study the feasibility of an annual All Star Tennis match for those seniors who have completed their high school competition.

B. It shall also study suggestions and ideas that may be presented to it from other committees.

C. It shall also consider recognition for local and state persons or organizations, which supports the goals of the Association.

Section 4. Education and Annual Meeting Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members of the Board of Directors who shall be responsible for making recommendations for planning the annual meeting.

A. It shall be the purpose of this association to conduct an annual meeting where coaches may meet and exchange ideas with their colleagues from other regions of the state who have common interest and problems.

B. It shall make recommendations on how to keep the Associations web page current by developing information and training for coaches, fans, parents, players, students and the public.

ARTICLE 12. QUORUM

Section 1. Three (3) officers shall comprise a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the executive committee.

Section 2. Five (5) members of the Board of Directors, including the president or first vice-president, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 3. A majority of the members of any committee of this Association shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE 13. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1. The rules contained in the Robert’s Rules of Order on parliamentary procedure shall govern meetings of this Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws.

ARTICLE 14. AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS

Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended, altered, or repealed at any duly constituted meeting of the Association Board of Directors by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the board members present.

Section 2. During it’s annual meeting on January 7, 2012 it’s members unanimously approved amending its bylaws to include an Executive Director to handle day to day business of the organization and to be a member of The Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association. The pay of the Executive Director is to be determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 3. The members and Board of Directors appointed John Danise as its Executive Director; at an annual pay of one dollar per year.